Pierre Stephane Austi is the CEO of Rail Europe 4A (RE4A). Holding a PhD in Economics and Oriental languages, Pierre Stephane comes from a solid background in Airline Business (having worked with the likes of British Airways, American Airlines, Swissair, and China Southern Airlines) in the USA, Europe and Asia.
He also has extensive experience in commercial development, especially through B2C channels and GDS’s.
Since his appointment as CEO in February 2006, Pierre Stephane has consistently challenged and improved RE4A’s business model, leading it to become what is today’s undisputed leader in international rail distribution and a multi-channel, technology-oriented company.
Established in 1995, RE4A is a dynamic and pro-active company with a worldwide presence with representation offices in Paris (head office), Tokyo, Seoul, Hong-Kong, Sydney, Mumbai, Dubai and Buenos Aires.
As a joint venture between the French National Railways (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), RE4A was created to distribute and promote European Railways’ products in the 4 «A»s: Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Africa & The Middle East, and South America.
Building on its successes on European rail, Rail Europe expanded its product portfolio to distribute non-European railways, among which include Amtrak (USA), VIA Rail (Canada) and JR (Japan).
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